Minerva Breaks Spell Against Louisville in Baseball

Minerva 3, Louisville 2

The Louisville Leopards were defeated by the host Minerva Lions 3-2 Wednesday Evening at Carl Michael Field. With the loss, Louisville falls to 12-8 overall and 7-2 in the NBC.

Just like in their first meeting, the Leopards jumped out to an early first inning lead. Tyler Adams tripled Beatty's Sports Louisville Leopards Baseball Shirt 2015to start the game and came home when Joe Crank reached base on an error. Crank eventually came home via an overthrow giving Louisville a 2-0 lead.

A pitcher’s duel ensued and neither team scored until the Lions put up 3 runs in the bottom of the sixth. Mitch Croston cracked a 2-run double bringing home Tyler Stewart and Zane Zeedrich to knot the game at 2-2. Long then drove home Croston to give Minerva the lead.

Croston also pitched a complete game, struck out 4, gave up just 3 hits, and had 2 hits on offense. Zeedrich also went 2-for-2 at the plate for the Lions.

The loss snaps Louisville’s 15-game winning streak against Minerva. The last time the Lions beat the Leopards prior to Wednesday came on May 17, 2007 in the DII District Semifinals by a score of 2-0. The last time Louisville lost at Minerva was by the same score of 3-2 on April 14, 2005.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to Salem to take on the Quakers on Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 PM. JV will be home during the same time.

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VARSITY BOX SCORE

LIONS 3, LEOPARDS 2

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Louisville 200-000-0–2-3-2

Minerva 000-003-X–3-7-4

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY BATTING
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Tyler Adams 3 1 1 0 0 0
Joe Crank 2 1 0 1 1 0
Stephen Kerzan 2 0 1 0 1 0
Jake Adams 3 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Hewitt 3 0 0 0 0 0
Adam Nyland 3 0 0 0 0 0
Reis Rankin 3 0 0 0 0 3
Dalton Deckerd 2 0 0 0 1 1
Brock Haren 2 0 1 0 0 0
Totals 23 2 3 1 3 4
Batting

3B: Tyler Adams
TB: Tyler Adams 3, Brock Haren, Stephen Kerzan
RBI: Joe Crank
ROE: Alex Hewitt, Joe Crank, Adam Nyland
GIDP: Jake Adams
CS: Brock Haren

Totals

Team QAB: 11 (42.31%)
Tyler Adams, Alex Hewitt 2, Dalton Deckerd, Stephen Kerzan 2, Joe Crank 3, Adam Nyland 2

Team LOB: 2

Fielding

E: Paul Howard 2
DP: Joe Crank 2

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY PITCHING
Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Paul Howard 6.0 68 25 7 3 2 2 0 0 .632
Totals 6.0 68 25 7 3 2 2 0 0 .632
Pitching

L: Paul Howard
Pitches-Strikes: Paul Howard 68-43
Groundouts-Flyouts: Paul Howard 12-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Paul Howard 18-25

MINERVA LIONS VARSITY PITCHING
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Tyler Stewart 3 1 0 0 0 0
Zane Zeedrich 2 1 2 0 1 0
Mitch Croston 3 1 2 1 0 0
Long 2 0 1 0 1 0
Tyler Mayle 3 0 0 0 0 0
Connor Wright 3 0 0 0 0 0
Campbell 3 0 0 0 0 0
Brock Croston 2 0 1 0 0 0
Tanner Petree 2 0 1 0 0 0
Totals 23 3 7 1 2 0
Batting

2B: Mitch Croston, Zane Zeedrich
TB: Mitch Croston 3, Zane Zeedrich 3, Brock Croston, Tanner Petree, Long
RBI: Mitch Croston
ROE: Tyler Stewart, Tyler Mayle
GIDP: Connor Wright, Long
CS: Tanner Petree

Totals

Team QAB: 8 (32.00%)
Mitch Croston 3, Zane Zeedrich 2, Connor Wright, Long, Campbell

Team LOB: 6

Fielding

E: Mitch Croston, Tanner Petree 2, Long
DP: Mitch Croston, Connor Wright 2

 

MINERVA LIONS VARSITY PITCHING
Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Mitch Croston 7.0 84 31 3 2 1 3 4 0 .631
Totals 7.0 84 31 3 2 1 3 4 0 .631
Pitching

W: Mitch Croston
Pitches-Strikes: Mitch Croston 84-53
Groundouts-Flyouts: Mitch Croston 4-9
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Mitch Croston 16-26

 Records Minerva 8-8, 4-3; Louisville 12-8, 7-2

JV: Louisville 20, Minerva 4, 5 Innings

The Leopards JV Squad pounded the visiting Lions 20-4 in 5 Innings Wednesday. With the victory, Louisville is now 15-3 overall and 9-0 against conference foes.

Casey Nau batted 3-for-3 at the plate with 4 runs scored and 2 runs batted in to lead the Leopards. Trevor Burk also had 2 hits, a pair or RBIs, and amazingly played all nine positions in the field during the contest. Tyler Croxton & Drew Dyer also had 2 hits each as Louisville cracked 14 singles as a team.

Starting Pitcher Chase Lautzenheiser earned the victory on the mound and struck out 3.

JV BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 20, LIONS 4, 5 INNINGS

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Minerva 030-01–4-3-5

Louisville 674-3X–20-14-0

MINERVA LIONS JV BATTING
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Kohl 1 0 0 0 1 0
Myers 1 0 1 0 0 0
Long 2 0 0 0 0 2
Barker 1 0 0 0 0 0
Stewart 3 0 1 1 0 0
Ossler 2 1 0 0 1 0
Common 1 1 0 0 1 0
Walters 2 1 1 1 0 1
Dietrich 1 0 0 0 1 0
Wilson 0 1 0 1 1 0
Reed 1 0 0 0 0 0
Berry 1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 16 4 3 3 5 4
Batting

TB: Stewart, Myers, Walters
RBI: Stewart, Wilson, Walters
FC: Ossler
HBP: Wilson
GIDP: Reed
CS: Kohl

Totals

Team QAB: 11 (50.00%)
Kohl 2, Stewart 2, Ossler 2, Dietrich, Common 2, Myers, Wilson

Team LOB: 3

Fielding

E: Common 3, Barker, Wilson

 

MINERVA LIONS JV PITCHING
Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Carl 1.1 60 29 8 13 8 3 0 0 .517
Stafford 2.2 55 26 6 7 4 2 0 0 .527
Totals 4.0 115 55 14 20 12 5 0 0 .522
Pitching

L: Carl
HBP: Stafford 2
WP: Carl 4
Pitches-Strikes: Carl 60-31, Stafford 55-29
Groundouts-Flyouts: Carl 4-0, Stafford 1-6
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Carl 10-18, Stafford 9-21

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS JV BATTING
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Trevor Burk 5 1 2 2 0 0
Tyler Croxton 3 2 2 0 0 0
Zack Yadrnak 1 0 0 1 0 0
Corey White 4 2 1 0 0 0
Cameron Prasco 1 0 0 0 0 0
Casey Nau 3 4 3 2 0 0
Isaac Mathie 1 2 1 1 1 0
Dillon Deckerd 1 1 0 0 1 0
Brendon Hoffman 1 3 1 0 2 0
Carson Davis 1 1 1 0 0 0
Nathan Mongiardo 4 2 1 1 0 0
Chase Lautzenheiser 2 0 0 2 0 0
Nick Harsh 0 1 0 0 0 0
Drew Dyer 3 1 2 0 1 0
Totals 30 20 14 9 5 0
Batting

TB: Trevor Burk 2, Tyler Croxton 2, Isaac Mathie, Drew Dyer 2, Brendon Hoffman, Nathan Mongiardo, Casey Nau 3, Corey White, Carson Davis
RBI: Trevor Burk 2, Isaac Mathie, Chase Lautzenheiser 2, Nathan Mongiardo, Casey Nau 2, Zack Yadrnak
SF: Chase Lautzenheiser, Zack Yadrnak
ROE: Tyler Croxton, Drew Dyer, Nathan Mongiardo, Corey White, Zack Yadrnak
FC: Trevor Burk, Chase Lautzenheiser
HBP: Nick Harsh, Casey Nau
SB: Tyler Croxton 2, Casey Nau

Totals

Team QAB: 22 (56.41%)
Trevor Burk, Tyler Croxton 2, Isaac Mathie 2, Dillon Deckerd, Drew Dyer 2, Brendon Hoffman 2, Chase Lautzenheiser 3, Nathan Mongiardo 4, Casey Nau 3, Corey White, Zack Yadrnak

Team LOB: 7

Fielding

DP: Isaac Mathie, Drew Dyer

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS JV PITCHING
Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Chase Lautzenheiser 4.0 67 30 1 3 3 5 3 0 .552
Trevor Burk 0.1 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .571
Drew Dyer 0.2 16 8 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500
Totals 5.0 90 41 3 4 4 5 4 0 .544
Pitching

W: Chase Lautzenheiser
HBP: Drew Dyer
Pitches-Strikes: Trevor Burk 7-4, Drew Dyer 16-8, Chase Lautzenheiser 67-37
Groundouts-Flyouts: Trevor Burk 0-0, Drew Dyer 0-1, Chase Lautzenheiser 5-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Trevor Burk 1-2, Drew Dyer 1-4, Chase Lautzenheiser 8-16

 Records: Louisville 15-3, 9-0

Freshman: Louisville 12, Ravenna 2, 5 Innings

The Leopards Freshman Team downed the visiting Ravens 12-2 in 5 Innings Wednesday. With the win, Louisville is now 10-6 on the season.

Satchel Strickmaker batted 2-for-4 with a double, triple, 2 runs scored, and 4 runs batted in to lead the Leopards. BJ Singer and Andrew Casto also both finished 3-for-3 at the plate for Louisville.

On the hill, Tristian Collins gave up only 1 earned run on 5 hits and also struck out 3 in a complete game effort

FRESHMAN BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 12, RAVENS 2, 5 INNINGS

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Ravenna 000-11–2-5-4

Louisville 027-03–12-13-0

RAVENNA RAVENS FRESHMAN BATTING
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Jones 3 0 0 0 0 1
Keto 3 0 0 0 0 0
Brown 1 1 1 0 1 0
Teeple 2 0 2 0 0 0
Albright 2 0 1 1 0 0
Ramirone 2 0 0 0 0 0
Barnhart 2 0 1 0 0 1
St. Hilais 2 0 0 0 0 0
Mansfield 2 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 19 2 5 1 1 3
Batting

2B: Teeple
TB: Brown, Teeple 3, Barnhart, Albright
RBI: Albright
FC: St. Hilais

Totals

Team QAB: 6 (30.00%)
Jones, Brown 2, Teeple, Barnhart, Albright

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

E: Brown, Teeple, Ramirone, St. Hilais
DP: Jones

 

RAVENNA RAVENS FRESHMAN PITCHING
Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Barnhart 4.0 77 23 11 9 3 1 5 0 .701
Weybrecht 0.1 27 14 2 3 3 2 1 0 .481
Totals 4.1 104 37 13 12 6 3 6 0 .644
Pitching

HBP: Weybrecht 2
WP: Barnhart
Pitches-Strikes: Barnhart 77-54, Weybrecht 27-13
Groundouts-Flyouts: Barnhart 2-2, Weybrecht 0-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Barnhart 18-25, Weybrecht 4-7

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS FRESHMAN BATTING
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Dylan Walczak 4 1 1 0 0 3
Satchel Strickmaker 4 2 2 4 0 0
BJ Singer 3 1 3 2 0 0
Drew Doerschuk 3 1 1 1 1 1
Dylan English 3 1 0 1 0 1
Gavin Van Zant 3 2 2 1 0 0
Josh White 2 0 0 0 1 1
Tristian Collins 2 2 1 1 1 0
Andrew Casto 3 2 3 0 0 0
Totals 27 12 13 10 3 6
Batting

2B: BJ Singer, Satchel Strickmaker
3B: Satchel Strickmaker
TB: Andrew Casto 3, Tristian Collins, Drew Doerschuk, BJ Singer 4, Satchel Strickmaker 5, Gavin Van Zant 2, Dylan Walczak
RBI: Tristian Collins, Drew Doerschuk, Dylan English, BJ Singer 2, Satchel Strickmaker4, Gavin Van Zant
ROE: Tristian Collins, Dylan English, Gavin Van Zant
FC: Satchel Strickmaker
HBP: Dylan English, BJ Singer
SB: Andrew Casto, Tristian Collins, Drew Doerschuk, BJ Singer 2, Gavin Van Zant 4

Totals

Team QAB: 12 (37.50%)
Tristian Collins 2, Drew Doerschuk, Dylan English, BJ Singer, Satchel Strickmaker 3, Dylan Walczak, Josh White 2

Team LOB: 5

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS FRESHMAN PITCHING
Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Tristian Collins 5.0 51 18 5 1 1 1 3 0 .647
Totals 5.0 51 18 5 2 1 1 3 0 .647
Pitching

Pitches-Strikes: Tristian Collins 51-33
Groundouts-Flyouts: Tristian Collins 5-5
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Tristian Collins 10-20

 Records: Louisville 10-6

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